Jay-Z compares Beyoncé to major superstar & sparks outrage on Twitter

Jay-z sparked a heated debate on the internet when he compared Beyoncé to Michael Jackson.

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Jay-Z made a connection between his wife, Beyoncé, and the late king of pop, Michael Jackson during his participation in a Twitter Space hosted by Alicia Keys.

It’s no surprise that musicians draw parallels to Michael Jackson, who is one of the greatest entertainers of all time. From boyhood until his unexpected and tragic death in 2009, the Popstar dominated the music industry, and till this day, his name captivates the world whenever he is mentioned in any kind of debate.

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At the same time, Beyoncé is also one of the world’s most successful recording artists. Back in the 2000s, she was declared as the “Top Certified Artist of the Decade” by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and as the “Top Female Artist of the Decade” by Billboard. Both musicians revolutionized the music industry in their own ways, so it’s no surprise that Jigga wants to praise his wife for her achievements.

“Bey’s [Beyoncé] gonna be mad at [me] for saying this but Michael Jackson never had a Coachella, she is an evolution of him because she watched him at nine,” said Hova. “The kids are the same,” he continued. “Find me a concert that is as culturally relevant and thrilling as Coachella. Beyoncé is gonna be one of the best singers we ever heard because she is such a student.”

Jay’s comments were not lightly excepted by the public who interpreted his remarks as if Beyoncé surpassed Michael Jackson just because he never had a “Coachella” moment.

As a response to this, one of the fans tweeted:

“I understand Beyoncé is his wife, but his assertion that Michael Jackson has never had a concert with the impact of Coachella is just bullsh*t. Flat out. Michael Jackson is why the Super Bowl halftime is what it is.” Another admirer also added

“Respectfully Michael Jackson never needed anything like Coachella throughout his lifetime. Michael Jackson has had double the audience of anything Beyoncé ever had. MJ [Michael Jackson] had people literally fainting and being transported on stretchers. No offense but MJ is unmatched.” 

Check out the tweets below: